一个人的山海经

陳晞哲

陈晞哲大胆以数千年前的东方神怪经典《山海经》,让这部经典中意象丰富的民间传说与鬼怪妖兽,与西方现代的诗意文字,交融成整部诗集重要的骨干与核心精神,映照出人生不同时期,对生命、人世的体悟。


数千年历史的《山海经》里,那些跨越光年的妖兽们,在陈晞哲成长过程中,成为她周边人们善恶美丑的原型。神话、怪兽的滋养,孑然一身、离群索居的孤独,滋养诗人笔锋下鞭辟入理,却又余韵十足的文字,想像力奔驰,却又如细致节制的诗句。


这本诗集分为两辑,包括历年来发表过的诗作和得奖作品,以回溯的方式铺展。

诗集搭配插画,勾勒出作者诗句欲传达的精神,也让文字的想像力,巧妙定着于一幅幅的插画中。


如同陈晞哲自己所述,「一本诗集就是一个人的《山海经》,稀有动物才拥有读懂密语、纵贯字林的默契。

About the author
陈晞哲,小红点七字辈生人,在城市森林写诗凿字。新加坡南洋理工大学博士候选人兼助教。 2020年台湾汉学研究中心受奖学人,台湾大学台湾文学研究所访问学者。 曾任新加坡大专文学奖评审(文论)、曾编《新加坡99幅文学风景》(新加坡作家协会,2004)、曾获几个诗奖(新加坡金笔奖、方修文学奖等)。 著有诗集《一个人的山海经》(台湾季风带,2020)


Born in Singapore in the 70s, Tan Xi Zhe is a wordsmith, poet as well as a doctoral candidate and teaching assistant at Nanyang Technological University. She received a 2020 award from the Taiwan Centre for Chinese Studies, and is a Visiting Scholar at the National Taiwan University's Graduate Institute of Taiwan Literature. She has been a judge for the Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Awards (Literary Criticism), edited the anthology 99 Singaporean Literary Landscapes, and won multiple awards for her poetry, including Singapore's Golden Point Award. Her latest works include the poetry collection, A Personal Classic of the Mountains and Seas (Taiwan Monsoon Zone Publishing, 2020).